Heba Atwa

Posts by Heba Atwa

GIF with bald eagle that says "the freedom to vote is sacred"
Blog
May 10, 2023

Funding elections protects sacred act of voting

Casting a ballot is a sacred act — it is done on the shoulders of our collective ancestry, ancestors out of whose centuries long subjugation and disenfranchisement was born a vow to build a system in which all people would participate in the administration of our government and the shaping of our future.

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Family of 2 women and a child playing
Tools & Resources
August 3, 2022

Increase in NC’s Work First cash assistance program would help families meet basic needs

North Carolina’s Work First program benefit has stayed the same since 1996, even as the costs of rent, food and other basics have increased.  A program that is meant to provide support to households in crisis and struggling to move out of poverty provides such meager cash assistance that families are still left below the poverty line. 

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mother holding a newborn baby
Tools & Resources
June 10, 2022

A NC EITC supports working families whose earnings don’t meet the costs of basics

State-level tax credits like the Earned Income Tax Credit would return more of what low- and moderate-income North Carolinians earn and would benefit the health and well-being of parents and children, along with improving child education and future earnings outcomes.

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